Harvey Dean Mural Unveiling in Vernon, TX

Join The Alliance and The City of Vernon in unveiling a mural celebrating local legend and longtime business owner Harvey Dean “The Tamale King.” The event will be Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. The mural is located at the corner of Main and Wilbarger Streets, where Mr. Dean was an ever-present fixture for…

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WFAAC’s Summer Intern Amanda Threlkeld Appointed MSU Texas Student Regent

The Alliance wants to congratulate Amanda, our summer intern, on her recent appointment by Gov. Greg Abbott! We are so proud of the work she is doing with us and in our community. Press Release from Midwestern State University: Amanda Threlkeld was appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to serve as the Midwestern State University…

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Upcoming TCA Arts Respond Deadline

Arts Respond Project grants provide project assistance grants to nonprofit arts organizations on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project. Projects must address one of the following priority areas: economic development, education, health & human services, public safety & criminal justice, or natural resources & agriculture.  This program includes…

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Vernon’s Harvey Dean to be Honored with Mural

A local legend and longtime business owner is to be honored in Vernon, TX. A mural celebrating Harvey Dean “The Tamale King” and his signature, hand-painted push-cart is set to be unveiled June 19 in downtown Vernon. The mural will be installed at the corner of Main and Wilbarger Streets, where Mr. Dean was an ever-present fixture…

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2021 Legislative Update

Texas Legislative Session UpdateFrom Texas Commission on the Arts Photo: Texas Legislature Online Texas’ 87th Session will wrap up at the end of this month. Currently, the budgets proposed for TCA remain as they were introduced in House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1. Senate Bill 1 cuts $2 million per year from TCA’s Cultural…

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Call for Youth Artists

The Museum of North Texas History and the Kell House Museum are excited to announce an open call for Youth Artists! Students in grades Pre-K through 12th are encouraged to submit an original 2D artwork to be displayed as part of the upcoming joint exhibit Grow Wichita Falls at the Museum of North Texas History at 720 Indiana,…

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Arts Virtual Town Hall

Join the Alliance for our next Virtual Arts Town Hall. Our guest speaker for April will be Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts. Ms. Graham has been a longtime advocate in the civic arena and has a deep passion for the arts and the role they play in building and strengthening our…

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In the News: Artists, Alliance Create Vibrant Economic Outlook

There are an estimated 2.5 million artists in the U.S. labor force, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another 333,000 U.S. workers are holding secondary jobs as artists. A recent report from The Brookings Institute shows Texas will be one of the top 3 states hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of losses for…

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Artist Development Program Participants

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture today announces the participants of the 2021 Artist Development Program. The new program will provide financial resources and business development skills to artists and craftspeople in Wichita Falls and the surrounding communities. The 2021 participants represent three area counties: Archer, Clay, and Wichita. Over the next nine months,…

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